TO GO WITH AFP STORY "JAPAN-RELIGION-HISTORY-CHRISTIANITY" BY KIMIKO DE FREYTAS-TAMURA A relief of Father Petitjean, a priest of the French Societe des Mission, with a group of Japanese "kakure kirishitan" or "hidden christian" is displayed at a church in Nagasaki city in Japan's southern island of Kyushu on July 2, 2007. The Catholic Church hopes the beatification ceremony of 188 martyrs for the Christians killed in the 17th century will generate more interest in the history of a religion that has so far failed to take root in a country dominated by Buddhism and Shinto.   AFP PHOTO / Philippe AGRET (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE AGRET/AFP/Getty Images)